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Events for 2022 Juneteenth Fathers of Freedom the United States Colored Troops (USCT)


22 JETMAG MLK Breakfast Ontario, CA


1 Freedom Day





6 NJOF We are the Juneteenth World Flag Day The World

14 Juneteenth Pow Wow

17 Washington DC Lincoln Park


19 Juneteenth

20 Juneteenth Observed Bivouac on D.C.



1 National BBQ Deadline


20 African Landing Day




14,15,16 NJOF 5th Annual Galveston Texas



January 2020


National Juneteenth BBQ competition

Mission: To foster a love for the origins of BBQ, to share the history of Juneteenth and BBQ and types of BBQ. While giving to the community, the competition is not only about food (BBQ) but community involvement

BBQ of all types

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Vegetables
  • Sauce (Vinegar, tomato, other…)
  • Pit (Above and in-ground)
  • Grill
  • Charcoal
  • Gas

Encourage the marketing of BBQ  for Juneteenth, safety, and best practices to the Juneteenth Nation (MOU) The model and mission of the National Juneteenth Bar B Que Competition is based on the principles of the Juneteenth BBQ legends.  These Juneteenthers not only feed the community, but they also encouraged the community to move ahead for the better just by their actions.

Juneteenth BBQ legends

Smokehouse Bob Newton Muskogee OK                              “Daddy Bruce” Randolph Denver CO





Entry Details & Logistics


Dissemination of the competition guidelines and their operation will be given to NJOF regional and state directors. Winners from regional or local events will have the option to attend our Annual Meeting in October and compete for the national championship to be awarded (Champion) for the following Juneteenth year.



National and local Entry Rules

  1. Name and logo
  2. Entry Fee $100
  3. Local Health Permit (if required)
  4. Selected Category Grill or Pit
  5. Evidence of Community Service (e.g., Food or clothing drive, Community volunteer, etc…)
  6. If a Commercial business entry, no more than two locations.


National and Local National Entry Form


Name:                                                                                            Logo

Address:                                                                                          City:                                                    State:____________

County:                                                                                           Permit:                                               Date: ____________


Category:  Grill     Pit  (circle one)

Sauce Entry Yes / No  (circle one)

Enter your Community Service efforts:  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Judging Options


Judge by tokens (preferred)

Judges have tokens to award contestants’ food they like. The contestant with the most tokens is the winner.


Judge by Assessment

A panel of selected judges compare the submissions and agree by vote on winners in each category.


Winners and their Juneteenth organization must submit their candidates for national on or before July 1, 2022
















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